Afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian

In Which We Talk Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian

MOON: Okay, let’s do tea! JENN: We did the afternoon tea in the Grand Floridian’s Garden View Lounge for the first time in June of 2008. There have been many changes since then, some positive and some negative, but it is the one WDW restaurant I have returned to more than any other. I think my count is up to… I dunno, five times? Six? Anyway, Moon and I went again in February, so we figured we’d talk about it, because it is awesome. MOON: I was just looking at photos of our tea yesterday. Yuuum. 😀 JENN: The...

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Dance

In Which Crosstraining is Discussed & Jenn Tries to Sell Moon on Ballet

JENN: What’s your cross-training regimen? MOON: You always ask me first. I insist you share this time! JENN: Haha, okay! I try to do some push-ups plus crunches, and similar ab exercises on a regular basis. I say try, but in all honesty I don’t do it very often… I’m a little better about grabbing some low-weight dumbbells and doing some basic arm exercises. The problem with all of it is – and I know this is kinda weird in a small apartment gym – if there’s anyone else there I get REALLY self-conscious about doing anything other than...

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Running wild

The Fairest Week in Review: 7/29

JENN: Okay, here’s my first report for the week: the running skirt I bought last week was a bust. I tried it on and it fit really comfortably, which should’ve been the first red flag. Since the undershorts weren’t gripping my thighs with deathly force, they naturally rode up as soon as I started to run. MOON: I figured they would probably ride up too much for running. JENN: It’s not a total loss, since it was only fourteen bucks and it’s always useful to have a skirt with undershorts for picnics and other sitting-down endeavors, but as a...

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Emperor's New Groove ride

Squirtgun to Your Head: Favorite WDW Ride?

JENN: In my head I originally titled this series “Gun To Your Head,” the idea being that if someone were to hold a gun to your head and demand your favorite Disney ride and you can only say one with no caveats GO, what would you say? But that seemed needlessly violent, given the subject matter, so I vote we call it Squirtgun To Your Head. Much friendlier. So, ahem. I’m holding a squirtgun to your head. What is your favorite ride at Walt Disney World and why? MOON: SPACESHIP EARTH! History of western civilization narrated by Judi Dench....

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Medals

In Defense Of Our Predicted Tink Finishing Time

JENN: As you will know if you read our Princess Half Marathon recap, our finishing time was 2:52. And as you will know if you read our Tinker Bell Half registration post, we put down 2:20 as our projected finish. You might be thinking to yourself, “Hmmm. That’s quite a jump.” But wait! We can explain! We feel that many factors slowed our time during the Princess, which incidentally was our first half. We learned a lot in it. MOON: That, and… Jenn and Moon: now with bionic legs. JENN: It’s true. We got the upgrade. We stroll to...

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Cupcake Sandwich

In Which Moon Touches On Restrictive Dieting

We’ll periodically be putting up solo posts from one or the other of us, just to keep the format fresh. And you know, for funsies. Today Moon tackles a topic that has great meaning to us both… Restrictive diets: say no. Let’s talk a little about nutrition and diet. Most of the “diets” I have experienced have been extremely restrictive. So, in other words, they are not diets, but more like a blacklist for your stomach. I would like to take a different approach. How about we not create a diet based on what to restrict from our bodies,...

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Running shoes

The Fairest Week in Review: 7/22

JENN: Wanna do our weekly? MOON: Sure! JENN: Then let’s hit it! How’d your training go this week? MOON: Rather well, actually. I jogged indoors, outdoors, got through a minor ankle issue, and tried an intense elliptical workout. JENN: Ankle okay now? MOON: It’s getting there. I honestly don’t know what I did to offend it. How was your week? I know you were in San Francisco and weren’t feeling so well… JENN: I had a pretty off week. I got my mileage in, but I never really found a groove. I was tired every time. I’m kinda bummed...

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Cold

The Coldest Winter Jenn Ever Spent

Hi there! Just Jenn here today. Guess where I spent the last week running? But Mr. Twain, if you meant it literally you should’ve SAID. That’s right – high above San Francisco! I was there for a business trip, and my hotel’s gym was on the top floor. It was certainly quite the novelty! And as a bonus, the treadmills were the fancy type with the monitors attached. Bonus: my hotel room featured a scenic view of the Nike store. So that was fun. As for San Francisco itself, my feelings on the city can be summed up at...

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Mr. Toad

The Blog That Almost Was

When we first set out upon this great runDisney endeavor, the first step was deciding upon a name. Many ideas were batted about, some punnier than others, but we wanted to highlight the one that almost made it. Jenn sent Moon an email with the below video, a clip from Disney’s The Wind in the Willows. “How about We’re Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily On Our Way to Nowhere in Particular?” Jenn suggested. “I love it!” said Moon. “Would you have gotten the reference if I hadn’t sent the video?” said Jenn. “No,” said Moon. And so it was...

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Donald Duck wine

The Great Margarita Caper

JENN: So today I would like to talk about the Great Cucumber Margarita Caper, Or; Drinking 1/12 of the Way Around the World. MOON: You mean drinking our way INTO Mexico and then I’m drunk? JENN: Well, technically we drank IN Mexico, and then out of Mexico. But everywhere we went, we took Mexico with us. MOON: We drank outside of Mexico? JENN: Our initial idea, you see, was to engage in the traditional Drinking Around the World. Not too quickly, and sharing drinks, of course. We took our drink with us. MOON: Well, I know the plan was...

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